Mar 10:38 You know not what you ask...

Mar 10:38 You know not what you ask: can you drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?
Alternative: You do not see what you are asking: do you have the power to drink from the cup that I drink from and be washed by the drowning by which I am washed?

The first part of this verse is that statement of a simple truth. Since we do not know where we come from or where we are going, we never know what to ask for and what our desires mean.


Christ's Words For You

This section presents Christs words in a context as if he was having a discussion with you today.

In these conversations, Christ's words appear in the same order as they appear in the Gospels.

Christ's words are completely consistently with the original Greek. Links are provided to posts linking to the analysis of the Greek. In every case, the posts are closer to the original Greek than most translations of the Gospels.

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Early General Articles on Christ's Words

More recent articles tend to focus on the meaning of specific Greek phrases or words that Christ uses frequently. These articles were written early in my study of Christ's Greek. Since my knowledge of Christ's use of Greek was more limited in the beginning, these articles tend to focus on the meanings of the symbols that appear in Christ's words. In closely studying Christ's Greek words, even with limited knowledge of the Greek, larger patterns in Christ's teaching become apparent. These patterns may or may not be important.

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